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Last weekend while birdwatching I saw two firsts, one was a Northern Gannet, the other a Sora. It's easy for me to have firsts since I haven't been birdwatching seriously (actually IDing birds) for very long. I think I may have been lucky to see the Sora though, as it was really hiding...


Others from the day...


Northern Flicker  

Savannah Sparrow  

Wilson's Snipe

Red-winged Blackbird


Gorgeous thistles very busy with butterfly and bee action!

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